Medicinal qualities:

In vivo

Antispasmodic

(−)-Carvone: Antispasmodic effect and mode of action.

Souza, F. V. M., Barbosada Rocha, M., de Souza, D. P., & Marçal, R. M. (2013)

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Relaxation, antinociceptive, anticonvulsant

Influence of the chirality of (R)‐(−)‐ and (S)‐(+)‐carvone in the central nervous system: A comparative study.

De Sousa, D. P., De Farias nóbrega, F. F., & Nóbrega De Almeida, R. (2007)

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Sedative and relaxing

R‐(+)‐ and S‐(−)‐carvone: influence of chirality on locomotion activity in mice.

Buchbauer, G., Jäger, W., Gruber, A., & Dietrich, H. (2005)

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Anticarcinogenic, chemopreventive

Effects of carvone compounds on glutathione S-transferase activity in A/J mice.

Zheng, G. Q., Kenney, P. M., & Lam, L. K. T. (1992)

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Block obesity and metabolism disorders

BITC and S-Carvone Restrain High-Fat Diet-Induced Obesity and Ameliorate Hepatic Steatosis and Insulin Resistance

Alsanea, S., & Liu, D. (2017)

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In vitro

Antimicrobial, antifungal

Antimicrobial activity profiles of the two enantiomers of limonene and carvone isolated from the oils of Mentha spicata and Anethum sowa.

Aggarwal, K. K., Khanuja, S. P. S., Ateeque, A., Santha Kumar, T. R., Gupta, V. K., & Kumar, S. (2001)

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Antifungal (Anti C. albicans)

Carvone and perillaldehyde interfere with the serum-induced formation of filamentous structures in Candida albicans at substantially lower concentrations than those causing significant inhibition of growth.

McGeady, P., Wansley, D. L., & Logan, D. A. (2002)

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